Some authorities are trying to change elements of the Eleven Plus. Some critics have maintained that the eleven plus is far too prone to being influenced by careful coaching and preparation. There is no doubt that some children can be taught certain types of questions.
Bexley, for example, are introducing this new style of testing this year.
There is a fascinating article in the New York Times on critical thinking.I wonder how many eleven plus children could answer the question?
After all we do want children who can think as well as pass eleven plus examinations. Don't we?